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2,414 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
An undergraduate certificate in registered nursing is offered at 86 colleges in the United States. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 28% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.6% of registered nursing graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Registered Nursing Majors

In 2018-2019, 2,414 earned their undergraduate certificate in registered nursing. This makes it the 3rd most popular undergraduate certificate program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in registered nursing at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 146,866
Associate’s Degree 81,677
Master’s Degree 17,491
Undergraduate Certificate 2,414
Basic Certificate 1,376
Doctor’s Degree 1,045
Graduate Certificate 410

Earnings of Registered Nursing Majors With Undergraduate Certificates

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for registered nursing majors with their undergraduate certificate due to lack of data.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to calculate the median and range of debt loads for registered nursing students who are undergraduate certificate holders.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their undergraduate certificate in registered nursing. About 87.7% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 297
Women 2,117
Gender Diversity of Undergraduate Certificates in Registered Nursing

The racial-ethnic distribution of registered nursing undergraduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 108
Black or African American 284
Hispanic or Latino 217
White 1,684
International Students 14
Other Races/Ethnicities 107
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Registered Nursing Undergraduate Certificate Students

There are 86 colleges that offer an undergraduate certificate in registered nursing. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

125 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Covenant School of Nursing and Allied Health tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for registered nursing majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate. Roughly 300 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 125 people received their undergraduate certificate in registered nursing from Covenant School of Nursing. About 89% of this group were women, and 39% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

115 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Shadyside School of Nursing comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in registered nursing. Roughly 200 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 115 people received their undergraduate certificate in registered nursing from University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Shadyside School of Nursing. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 86% were women.

110 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for registered nursing majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is JFK Muhlenberg Harold B & Dorothy A Snyder Schools-School of Nursing. Each year, around 500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The registered nursing program at JFK Muhlenberg Harold B & Dorothy A Snyder Schools-School of Nursing awarded 110 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 82% of this group were women, and 60% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Saddleback College

Mission Viejo, California
100 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Saddleback College comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in registered nursing. Roughly 19,400 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 100 people received their undergraduate certificate in registered nursing from Saddleback College. Of these students, 80% were women and 56% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

100 Yearly Graduations
93% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for registered nursing majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences. Roughly 300 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 100 people received their undergraduate certificate in registered nursing from RHSHS. About 93% of this group were women, and 21% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Oakland Community College

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
94 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Oakland Community College is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in registered nursing. Each year, around 15,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The registered nursing program at Oakland Community College awarded 94 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 89% were women and 17% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Butler Community College

El Dorado, Kansas
90 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for registered nursing majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Butler Community College. Each year, around 8,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The registered nursing program at Butler Community College awarded 90 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 18% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 86% were women.

#8

Pasadena City College

Pasadena, California
84 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
70% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pasadena City College is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in registered nursing. Each year, around 26,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The registered nursing program at Pasadena City College awarded 84 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 76% of this group were women, and 70% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

79 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital School of Nursing is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in registered nursing. Roughly 200 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 79 undergraduate certificates were handed out to registered nursing majors at BHSN. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 92% were women.

#10

Citizens School of Nursing

New Kensington, Pennsylvania
77 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
4% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for registered nursing majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Citizens School of Nursing. Roughly 100 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 77 people received their undergraduate certificate in registered nursing from Citizens School of Nursing. Of these students, 96% were women and 4% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

Collins Career Center

Chesapeake, Ohio
74 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Collins Career Center comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in registered nursing. Roughly 300 attend the school each year. The registered nursing program at Collins Career Center awarded 74 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 86% were women and 5% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Roxborough Memorial Hospital School of Nursing

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
68 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Roxborough Memorial Hospital School of Nursing is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in registered nursing. Roughly 100 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 68 undergraduate certificates were handed out to registered nursing majors at Roxborough Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. About 88% of this group were women, and 38% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Regis College

Weston, Massachusetts
65 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
58% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Regis College comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in registered nursing. Each year, around 2,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $42,650 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $38,280 per year.

The registered nursing program at Regis College awarded 65 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 85% were women and 58% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Hawkeye Community College

Waterloo, Iowa
65 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for registered nursing majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Hawkeye Community College. Roughly 5,200 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 65 people received their undergraduate certificate in registered nursing from Hawkeye Community College. Around 9% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 91% were women.

#15

DLP Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center

Johnstown, Pennsylvania
59 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for registered nursing majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is DLP Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center. Roughly 200 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 59 people received their undergraduate certificate in registered nursing from Memorial Medical Center. Of these students, 88% were women and 5% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

58 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in registered nursing. Roughly 100 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 58 undergraduate certificates were handed out to registered nursing majors at Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing. Of these students, 81% were women and 57% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

Lutheran School of Nursing

Saint Louis, Missouri
58 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lutheran School of Nursing comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in registered nursing. Roughly 100 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 58 people received their undergraduate certificate in registered nursing from Lutheran School of Nursing. About 88% of this group were women, and 31% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

Watts School of Nursing

Durham, North Carolina
54 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for registered nursing majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Watts School of Nursing. Roughly 100 attend the school each year. The registered nursing program at Watts School of Nursing awarded 54 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 89% of this group were women, and 28% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

52 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
2% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Joseph F McCloskey School of Nursing at Schuylkill Health is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in registered nursing. Each year, around 0 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 52 undergraduate certificates were handed out to registered nursing majors at Joseph F McCloskey School of Nursing. About 87% of this group were women, and 2% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

Athena Career Academy

Toledo, Ohio
52 Yearly Graduations
98% Women
81% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for registered nursing majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Athena Career Academy. Roughly 200 attend the school each year. The registered nursing program at Athena Career Academy awarded 52 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 81% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 98% were women.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to registered nursing that offer undergraduate certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Nursing Research & Other 130
Nursing Practice 109
Nursing Education 29
Family Practice Nursing 18

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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